Re: OT Cut the rails off my trailer
There is really no hard fast answer for your question, it really depends on the structure underneath. It would probably be a good idea to have an engineer look at it, or compare it with another trailer of similar length and axle set-back. On some trailers of this type, the rail does act as a truss, on others it is merely there to keep stuff on the deck. If you know axle wieghts of your Jeep and the size channels used underneath, any mechanical or civil engineer worth his weight in salt should be able to do the math and tell you if it will work. The only problem lies in the fact that our society is so latigiously driven, a lot of engineers will not want to assume the liability unless they are paid quite well. I would go to a few trailer lots and look at their trailers without rails. Take a tape measure and make some comparisons.